tv [untitled] October 16, 2012 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT
britain gary mckinnon who's accused of hacking into the pentagon will remain in the u.k. as the home secretary blocks his extradition to the u.s. . the fate of prominent human rights activist not be able to jump is still up in the air as a foreign court adjourned the trial for organizing a legal protest to presume next month. and the e.u. takes nineteen iranian state run t.v. and radio stations off air on top of the sanctions against tehran over its nuclear program.
international news and comment live from central moscow this is r.t. with twenty four hours a day gary mckinnon who's accused of hacking into the pentagon will not be extradited to the u.s. the british home secretary decided that sending the kitten who suffers from asperger syndrome to america carried the risk that he would try to take his own life. is in london. waterboarding of the mind that's what gary mckinnon's mother has called the eleven year wait to know what's going to happen to your son the experience of waiting all that time for him when he was arrested back in two thousand and two for hacking into u.s. military computers all the time the u.s. has wanted him to go on trial where he could face a potential tension sixty year sentence now it's a massive side of relief for mccann and he now knows that he's not facing extradition to resume a said that it would be because of it would be
a breach of its human rights to send him because gary mckinnon as many now know he is mentally ill and he would be a massive risk of suicide if he were to go to the states now. there's been a strong line of pressure from the united states to send him over so this is very much a difficult decision for the home secretary that she had to make today however she has now made it now means that government mckinnon stays in the u.k. and prosecutors here are going to decide whether or not he should face trial in the u.k. why did repercussions from the decision on gary mckinnon today that's interesting to a lot of observers a lot of people in the u.k. have spoken for a long time now about how unbalanced an undergrad the u.k. u.s. extradition treaty is. nine times many britons go over to the u.s. in the past ten years the u.s. citizens come over to the u.k. to be tried so what the home secretary has suggested is that there is now going to be a forum bar for anybody who is wanted by the united states and that means in plain
terms that anybody wanted by the u.s. is going to have a hearing in the u.k. where judges will decide whether or not it's bad to send a suspect to the states. the appeal hearing for a prominent bahraini human rights activists is adjourned till next month now bill rashad was jailed for three years in august for organizing and participating in illegal ronnie's rajab sentence brought hundreds of program form demonstrators onto the streets to demand his release but unrest in bahrain has been ongoing for more than twenty months with fights between police and demonstrators erupting almost daily and around eighty people have been killed since the clashes began and thousands arrested in crackdowns by the sunni rulers on the mostly shia campaigners the protesters demanding more rights equal access to jobs and education opportunities human rights advocates say and you see. attended hearing.
the judge just a few choose to meet or to get into any of the what he stated on many with this book keeping government just defied good is the money that he was in between these political these put him in jeopardy just accused if you want to be seen do it you want to see the peter king's there used to be just want to go to everyone he possibly. get this feeling to get off your phone i mean it seems that the government just do what they want to go all that you want to keep this. up was you can buy it just to give us the image that he wanted it was not that it must be there just want to check or that he missed it now talking to media is that right now what that do you is it could get into the body no joke if he wanted to because if you do you think what's going to get people out of the kids get sick i think we want to put up with that evolution became what it was going to look people see this
thing to get with with cookies and they wouldn't stop. the u.s. has admitted that weapons shipped to these syrian rebels from abroad are bolstering the strength of islamic extremists while washington says it's only providing lethal aid to the opposition some american officials concede that radical elements are poised to take over syria if assad does fall. as the details. the u.s. has admitted that the aid which they have been sending towards the syrian rebels actually does not end up in the hands of the groups which they were hoping it would end up and quite on the contrary the united states officials are now saying that in fact the money that they keep sending over which then goes towards the purchasing of arms end up in the hands of the islamist extremist groups the arms are being purchased by qatar and saudi arabia which have a tendency to prefer the radical movements such as the seller theists who then end
up with these. extremely expensive weapons which they then use against the troops of president bashar also even the groups the secular opposition groups within syria itself are saying that they simply cannot afford to buy the same type of arms which are being used by the radicals neither do they can they afford the cameras which are being used by these radical groups such as the free syrian army who are then using it to broadcast their accomplishments or failures on you tube and the like of course the united states administration at this point is concerned that the arms are ending up in the hands of the extremist groups because they fear that in the future these groups will turn into insurgencies which then will retaliate against the united states of course there are also other diplomats within the middle eastern circuits who are saying that at this point a lot of people are being frustrated with the syrian opposition who have proven that they unfortunately cannot unite over one plan according to this unnamed
diplomats who has been cited by various media sources they have come to the conclusion that the syrian opposition is essentially a large conglomeration of smaller groups who spend their time bickering and cannot come to any one agreement and this very fact that there is no agreement or there is no clear cut plan which is also worrying to the united states now u.s. officials are saying that because there are. no plan as to what's going to happen in that he would share they fear that if president bashar assad is alstead that will mean that in the turmoil which follows there will be a civil war in which the radical islamists groups that will be much better armed than will be a lot better financed than the secular groups and that will just mean they play out the libyan scenario all over again the u.s. is back turkey's move to inspect syria bound jets with ankara saying it will intercept all such flights to has already grounded two planes and search its cargo for possible military equipment menu editor in chief of
a german news magazine says anchors flexing its muscles because it's already involved in a proxy war with damascus why should you put one hundred. tanks towards the syrian border why it shook turkey this is why should they discuss how to announce an attack against syria carcasses in the syrian side of the border of course it looks like a war preparation that you don't. planning of or syrian or which is going on in syria this is not the. proxy war and true he is already very much involved in this war by sending in their ease by giving shelter or training camps by sending more material to syria so he is already you will underscore and what we see here is part of the program or we witness since
a long time. ago which could see the u.k. and scotland go their separate ways of over three centuries has begun prime minister david cameron and scotland's first minister of signed a deal for twenty fourteen referendum which could lead to the nation's sovereignty well to sort of look at the campaigns for and against independence. firing the starting shots armed with their pens and what's being dubbed the edinburgh agreement is signed it's being described as the most important political decision to face the united kingdom for three hundred years of prime minister david cameron and first minister alex salmond meeting to sign a historic deal on an independence referendum that the battle for scotland begins after years of political wrangling the fierce fighting will now commence sides who want to put their arguments forward and some people who've already getting their claws out in his press conference alex salmond had to field
a question asking why he wants to tear up the british flag was the pejorative language of the b.b.c. and the. business of. developing a new relationship between the peoples of these islands i think beneficial and independently foolish unshipped that's what we're trying to build points of focus of both sides will be the economy and if she's of defense whether scott then would be stronger going it alone really is better where it is and the referendum to be held was the end of twenty fourteen will focus on a single question whether scotland becomes independent or not dropping the much meted third option that would have seen more powers going to scotland whilst remaining inside the union this is now an all or nothing game if the polls have been consistent over the past decade if not longer the support for independents
remains at about a third of the population it doesn't really get much higher than that because those in the pro union camp main seem outwardly confident as the pro independents group are quick to point out the outcome of this fight is far from a given. we should get. ready for. that we were going to be. very harsh. indeed the s.n.p. now hold sixty nine of the hundred and twenty nine seats in parliament but the stakes are high and many feel the first minister has bet his career for the worst scotland to vote for independence it would be set to lose a third of its land mass most of its oil and so with everything still to play for
these were the first concrete steps on the way to possible scottish independence. r.t. edinburgh. iran's media silenced in europe as a leading satellite provider takes nineteen stations off air even though the latest round of sanctions against tehran only targeted bank transfers and trade one explain where this leaves the freedom of speech. plus also still to come this hour for millionaires hunting for famous across france are accused of threatening the country's national identity that and other stories just ahead after a break. flying north with me in this old soviet work or so the helicopter is dr run amir brodsky
and his team from the region's medical aviation service we head across ever more barren tundra higher and higher into russia's arctic far north until eventually we see our landing spot with arrive at this tiny village after crossing hundreds of kilometers of snowy wilderness as a boy here suffering from fever and the doctors are going to see what they can do. inside a small building not one but two babies and their parents are waiting for us the doctors inspect them but can't make a diagnosis and decide to bring them to a regional hospital for better care spread lana doesn't like taking her baby away from home but she's been before and agrees to go that's the usual practice with. the keep mothers with their newborns in hospital for a month. on the way back another stop to check on the health of some native minutes reindeer herders out in the tundra it can take many hours to reach the nearest
village so a medical problem simply fixed here in the tent. they used to be but now we can go to civilize places so we call for emergency help. back at hospital other page. it's helped by the air ambulance are being treated the service costs forty million dollars a year to run and there's been controversy with some claiming that locals exaggerate or make up health problems and use the helicopters as a free taxi service accusations vladimir firmly dismisses your brow that is not true usually the calls are perfectly justified sometimes we even reproach locals for waiting too long before calling us he's been working as a doctor now for forty three years but vladimir is confident the diva after he retires his helicopter doctors will remain a lifeline to the peoples of the russian far north.
life here in moscow nineteen iranian state run t.v. and radio stations have been taken off air in the e.u. the decision by a leading european satellite provider comes as european officials impose new sanctions against tehran the measures targeting iran's banking sector and energy trader making it suspected nuclear weapons program and professor ford as r.t. from the university of tehran says the ban has been a long time coming. some of the european governments the united states government doesn't like iranian media outlets you may remember in the leaky leaks documents be have had cables that you know u.s. officials talk about the iranian channels on talk about thinking about finding ways of stopping their broadcasting and sort of banning them many of these channels that have been banned actually broadcast in farsi for iranian expatriates who live in
united states or europe so the situation that we have is obviously contrary to freedom of information that the number of countries all this talk about it's contrary to the issue of freedom of speech that we also hear from united states a number of european countries all the time and i think it basically shows that there's a double the size when it comes to iranian freedom of speech voices or progressive voices from iran that has to be banned but there really is not related to. the pentagon and state department or excel or reading efforts to help libya create a commando force to fight islamic extremists according to internal government documents a bomb administration redirected nearly eight million dollars initially intended for pakistan to speed up the formation of a five hundred strong elite regiment over the next year well to discuss this and are joined by his co-author of the book pakistan terrorism ground zero well with
this initiative they want to quote libya's ability to combat and defend against threats from al qaeda and its affiliates many would say that the u.s. and other countries along with the help of nature of course created the conditions for al qaeda to thrive in the first place. oh well lou if you see that during divorce freeze of international intervention in libya to remove more. americans get over you. and france and italy took the lead an american dollar was limited to providing air support to our european allies but the designation of christopher steel in wall in some elements from canada has dramatically changed america and for such an with regards to media we must also understand that it is an election year in the united states and president obama is under intense pressure from his political opponents to respond with precision and effectiveness to the tragic
killing of an american diplomat. the question arises if this response in form of building a special counterterrorism force will be effective in combating the emerging threat of terrorism in libya i'm afraid not why not. if you if you see first we have to see that libya does not have a functioning state at the moment the contrary is in transition this transition. and is the country in for there chaos and anarchy when there is no functioning state how do you determine the target of such special forces in determining the nature of any these or destroyed your girl who's relations with americans. consider going for such an adventure immediately so this is an indication a sign that the libyan authorities themselves are completely unable to keep the security and the safety of its people at bay and that to keep some sort of security
is actually failing to keep the place safe. well there's no said to do is no functioning state at the moment and i would see that that didn't need to drench an inductor country has worsened the situation i would also add that the us led european airlines removed a dictator like manuel because of the reduced number of small dictators smaller diary and water ones who are pushing libya into professional entering in chaos and we must be prepared to witness and afghanistan like situation in the coming years what is that sign that eight million dollars being taken from the pentagon's budget for pakistan is that a sign that libya has become a priority or perhaps it could be something far worse in pakistan and other countries. suffering from instability at the moment. were there are two reasons for that one that is sure that the jihadist forces including al qaida libyan islamic fighters they are struggling their foothold in libya after ten years during.
the war on terror these fighters from libya they were largely contribute in a homicide in pakistan and iran but as the americans leave afghanistan these jihad these forces or also falling america in the middle east as well so that is one reason for america today i would find from pakistan to be big and there's a good reason for it would be easy for us from pakistan to libya this has become clear in the recent years that american. people are changing at the moment after spending more than a decade a no fly zone no american strategic focus is shifting to other areas including middle east and asia pacific and doing. i'm sure that americans are used for a longer period of time in middle east and the asia pacific region co-author of the book pakistan terrorism prancer thanks very much for your thoughts joining me live
there in pakistan. billionaire black carts in the battle for the white house vote for your routes brothers warn their employees there will be nails if they support president obama in the twenty twelve election. and also on the internet of the mobile the web site cyber warfare inflamed the new virus uncovered by russian computer experts could be having already heightened tensions in the middle east find out about that story and plenty of others right now at r.t. dot com. now let's have a look at some other international headlines this hour in our world update over two thousand people evacuated from their homes in germany after a poisonous leak at a food plant can return home local authorities lifted an emergency alert imposed because of a chemical accident at the factory run by the u.s. giant kraft foods out of poisonous gas smothered the town off to dangerous chemicals well accidently mixed producing
a violent reaction. in the u.s. presidential candidates barack obama and mitt romney are preparing for their second t.v. debate this time the verbal jule focus mostly on domestic policy there's a commentator's expect a bomber to put in a more forceful display off the critics award of the first face to face clash no matter to his republican rival we want you on this campaign reportedly raised one hundred seventy million dollars in september setting a new record in american election history it's a big topic. what will change when america picks its president amid muslim rage walking the around tightrope pushing china and russia as occupy anger spreads two parties still dictate will serve. you a selection of clothes and they are beginning october twenty second the bottle is half empty for some french wine makers they say foreign investors buying up some of the nation's most iconic vineyards are putting sentries of tradition at risk what
is more a financial reports on a case of sour grapes. wine the french culture pride and prestige but some say the country's national identity is now threatened by foreigners hunting for vineyards all across the country this shut door with just a to hack to retain french burgundy original home to one of world's famous wines made the headlines after it was purchased by china's entrepreneur former owners pushed by financial troubles were forced to sell it and the merchant made an offer twice the market price and that has worried some in the hysteria that followed the front national france's far right party slammed the deal as emblematic of the danger threatening french heritage with much bigger chateaus already owned by egypt the knees and russians just next door such a reaction to this particular sale could be taken as an eco of the so-called they
having drawn or yellow peril in the sixty's. the paranoia of asian world dominance political economic and demographic that seems to be making this comeback these days but there is no smoke without fire michel the owner thirty hackers of shouted only grapes producing two hundred fifty thousand of bottles p. year says the reason problem but it's not that foreigners buy french family vineyards but that the owners have to sell them or put the cost taxes are very high and the hardest thing is to cover inheritance tax or many so part of their forms to overcome that and it's progressive every next generation has to pay more for those too michelle will likely sacrifice one heck totoo that he fears in fifty years' time he'll have sold a lot of foreign investors could be playing a negative role here too taxes depend on the region's average sale prices but with some businessman from abroad paying twice or even three times market values they are forcing high costs on to locals and many are worried these investors don't care
about the industry they're buying into. but that these people they come here and they buy land just like they buy a castle or jewelry are they really good investors the taxes go up because of them but will they keep the wind quality up well we think there should be a state protectionism policy here. but some experts are skeptical of state support saying the french authorities are not only unhelpful but actually troublemaking to . a commune that there are many regulations that impede development to be your bridge critic thinks every day enterprise chief has to approve with his lawyers and accountants of and then sent to different ministers at least two papers on social environmental or fiscal security can you imagine how much effort that it takes while it could be directed to really worthwhile things it's not wise and with the eurozone economies in such trouble risk so high these not twice could become too
late the industry teams could well and truly be over borrow more if notion r.t. reporting from france. well the latest business news is next with katie that's after a short break. sigrid leverage surely to mukherjee was able to build a new most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a dollar amount anything tunes mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care watch only on the dot com wealthy british style stock.
market finance scandals find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cause or run no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to kaiser report on. the gold fever. turns out his hands into slaves. my father but also among brotherhood involved in the mines and since i started working in a mine i stated. this multinationals. a cash cow to be milked dry and if i think that in this country gold medal o.-g. has an environmental cost which is unacceptable no to jesus was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals you know in order to protect our lives our families and to
work in peace. we are forced to pay protection to illegal groups what price is colombia going to pay. the people the modest affect on our t.v. . hello there welcome to business i'm going to get stuck in with the markets because over on wall street several major companies including johnson and johnson have reported strong earnings there's also reports indicating that spain is considering a request for a line of credit from the european union as well as all of that is resulting in
gains for the u.s. stocks is also l.m.t. of gossip as well only trading floors today that's because there's a new boss of the c.c. group michael cole but he was the head of europe and he's going to take over from the vicar of a panda who led the bank to a u.s. bailout while reaping two hundred sixty one million dollars for him selves as a new chief on the block that as you can see we've got the dow jones are nine tenths of that absolves of optimism a europe was up at the end of the trading day and that really is despite ratings agency standard and poor's cutting the rating of big data spanish banks today the euro as well as still managing to keep up with gains investors are very much turning their attention to the e.u. summit believe it's all those a few clues on spy and that's the big event this week meanwhile the ruble finished up mixed against the basket of currencies which check out the russian closed because they.